Duran Duran, the revelation: Andy Taylor has cancer and tells it in a letter

Simon Le Bon, leader of the historic band, reads Andy's letter at his speech at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and says: 'We love Andy very much. I won't stand here and cry, that would be inappropriate, but that's how he feels'

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Andy Taylor, 61, former Duran Duran guitarist, has cancer. This was announced by Simon Le Bon, the leader of the legendary band during his speech at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, reading a letter on the day in which the inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  in Los Angeles it should have marked the reunion - Photo | video

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THE ANNOUNCEMENT - Simon spoke about it on stage after summarizing the story of the British group, which caused a sensation especially in the 1980s, experiencing global success. Andy, who already suffered a heart attack in 2009, has been suffering from prostate cancer for four years, currently metastatic in stage four: 'Many families have experienced this disease and, of course, we are no different'. And he adds that the disease 'is not an immediate danger to his life', however 'there is no remedy'. Andy writes: 'Despite the exceptional efforts of my team, I had to be honest as both physically and mentally I would have gone beyond my limits. However, none of it should detract from what this band (with or without me) has achieved in 44 years.'

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WE LOVE ANDY - The singer defines 'absolutely devastating' to have learned of the illness of the guitarist: 'We love Andy very much. I won't stand here and cry, that would be inappropriate, but that's how he feels.' Andy left Duran Duran in 2006 over an 'unbridgeable gap,' he said. But, of course, everyone loved him.

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